Red Velvet Cupcakes

For my dear friend Jessica Johnson’s birthday celebration, we had a host of treats. Of course, I made the cupcakes! She requested red velvet with cream cheese frosting and yellow cake with chocolate frosting. Red Velvet is literally my favorite, favorite cake ever! So, I’m very excited to share this recipe with you all!!

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You’ll need:
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups oil
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1 cup of buttermilk
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 oz of red food coloring

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.

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First mix all the dry ingredients.

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Add in the cocoa!

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Mix all the dry ingredients together well and set aside.

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In your mixer, begin combing the eggs and milk. Use a wire whisk.

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Pour in the oil.

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Add the vinegar and vanilla.

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Use the stir setting with the wire whisk. Or if mixing by hand, use a wire whisk or fork.

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Mixy, Mixy.

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Now add in the dry ingredients. Start mixing slowly, then up to medium high.

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Lots of red food coloring!

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And more red food coloring….

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Pour the red velvet batter into a cupcake pan and bake for 20-24 minutes at 350 degrees.

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I made the this cream cheese frosting that I used before. So delicious!

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So cute!

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JJ’s birthday cupcake spread!!

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Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Frosting! My absolute fav!!

Happy birthday JJ!!

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